Kigacon 2016 WINNERS!

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Kigacon 2016 WINNERS!

Post by Davis 51 » Sat Jan 30, 2016 5:02 pm

UPDATE!! 03/13/2016

Ballot and winners are now available! Winners are Bold. Runner Ups are in Italics, but there are no runner-up prizes.

IMPORTANT NOTE! Some of you may be thinking...but I didn't enter that category! You are not going crazy. We felt your video would be a better fit in the other category. These aren't the droids you're looking for. You don't need to see his identification. You can go about you're business. Move along.

Trailer:

Metal Gear Waifu V: The Phantom Imouto - Nostalgic Ninja
LIVE. DIE. REBEAT - Shorisquared
Sailor Moon and the Huntsman - SerenityAMVs - RUNNER UP
Pokemon: Age of Mewtwo - Kireblue - WINNER
Magical Morphin Power Rangers - UnluckyArtist

Action:

I Will Be The Hero - Pikapwn
Every Scar Will Be My Throne - AntaresHeart07
Sinful Counter- Warlike Cygnet - RUNNER UP
Love Was Once Truth - MagicFlier
Not a Dream - OnyxAMVs - WINNER
Carry a Big Fist - Rider4Z
The Absolution Flies On - GloryQuestor

Drama:

Spectrum - Nekokitkat
My Medical Life - TritioAFB
Can You See Me, Father? - Pakkastassu
Unstoppable - Maboroshi Studios & MomToCutiePia - WINNER
Revelation 0 Sephirothskr
He Lies - Shorisquared - RUNNER UP
Always Never-Ending - Kireblue

Romance/Sentimental:

Lie With Me - Sephirothskr
Good Company - Joycescookie
Tearful Memories - Maboroshi Studio - RUNNER UP
Be Still- OnyxAMVs
Dreamer - Nekokitkat
The Love When Two Hearts Meet - Ram4919911
Evergreen - StarTrinity009
Once Upon a CLAMP Dream - GloryQuestor - WINNER

Upbeat:

Petaloso - AntaresHeart07
(C)Loathing - Miracle Falcon - WINNER
Yato's God Complex - Rider4Z - RUNNER UP
Drink More Cola - King Redeem
Singular Strike Gentleman - Brett Burgess
Beatrix Kiddos - UnluckyArtist

Comedy/Parody:

Pest Friends - Shorisquared & Blankvids
Just Do It! King Redeem - WINNER
Cooking By The Book - Kyci
Friendship! - Joycescookie
Bulls#!t Meditation - Maboroshi Studio - RUNNER UP

COORDINATORS CHOICE: Always Never-Ending - Kireblue
BEST IN SHOW: (C)Loathing - Miracle Falcon


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Deadline is passed. Holy crap you guys came through at the last hour!

Here is the final updated list of entrants. Tomorrow we will begin pre-judging to determine finalists, which will be revealed at the con, and posted afterwards, along with the winners!

AMV Strat
AMV-X
AntaresHeart07
Bote
Blank Vids
Brett Burgess
GloryQuestor
joycescookie
Kireblue
King Redeem
Kyci
Maboroshi Studio
MapleMAD
Magicflier
Miracle Falcon
MomtoCutiePia
Nekokitkat
NoglasticNinja
OnyxAMVs
Pakkastassu
Pikapwn
Ram4919911
Rider4Z
SerenityAMV
SephirothAMV
Sephirothskr
shorisquared
StarTrinity009
TheAsian777
TritioAFB
Unlucky Artist
Warlike Cygnet

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SooooOOOOOO! Kigacon is back! And yeah, back sooner than you think! A lot has happened since last year, mainly that the convention has split off from its parent, CNU Anime Club, and is now it's own nonprofit thing! That's the good news! And we have the same awesome prize budget this year as last year!

The bad news is that the con is March 11-13, 2016. Which I learned last week.
*Que internal screaming*

Yeah, we need entries fast. At least February is a leap year,

So without further adeau, the rules:

1. The categories will be
Trailers,
Action,
Drama,
Upbeat/Dance,
Romance/Sentimental,
Comedy/Parody
In the event of there being less than 4 trailers, the trailers submitted will be moved into the category most closely related to subject matter. Categories that do not receive at least 4 entries may be merged with their nearest counterpart; for details on how this may work, SEE THE BRACKETS BELOW. That is, if there are not enough entrants within each category, we will combine them into the category next closest in the parenthesis bracket. If you submitted to more than one category, and categories you submitted to end up merged, both your entries will still be counted, provided they both become finalists.

(((Action, Upbeat/Dance) (Trailers, Comedy/Parody)), (Drama, Romance/Sentimental))

Tech Specs:

2. Please ensure your video is in one of the following resolutions.
1920x1080,
1440x1080
1280x720,
960x720
848x480.
720x480 (MPEG 1 & 2 Exclusive, See rule 4)
640x480

3. We accept the following frame rates: 23.976, 24, 29.97, 30 and 60. If your submission is not in one of those, it will be rejected outright.

4. Please only submit in 720x480 if you plan to encode in MPEG or MPEG-2. Entrants submitting in this format and at this resolution are encouraged to submit in 4:3 Flagged MPEG-2, at either 29.97 fps, or 23.976 with 3:2 pulldown selected (see Scintilla’s guide for the best way to do this. If widescreen footage is used, follow the guide on how to letterbox it). If you are encoding in MPEG-2, please encode your audio as MPEG-1 Layer 2 or AC3. MP3s, WAVs, and others will not work and we will be forced to convert them.

5. We accept the most file formats and methods of compression, however, we will not accept .mov or .wmv files. If you are using Windows Movie Maker, please output to AVI. If we are unable to convert to .MPG, we will attempt to contact you.

6.There is a file-size limit of 2 Gigabytes.

7. No studio bumpers or official logos. If we can’t remove it, and you can’t get us a clean version, the video is disqualified.

8. No audio from the official English dubs.

General Rules:

8. No nudity, or excessive gore/violence. Keep it PG-13.

9. Run time may be anywhere between 1 minute and 6 minutes. This will be strictly enforced.

10. Each entrant is permitted a single entry per category.

11. Acceptable footage includes Anime and Japanese Video Game footage. ‘American’ anime such as Afro Samurai, Animatrix, etc. is accepted, so long as it is at least partially animated by a Japanese Animation Studio.

12. Audio must be primarily music and may not include excessive dialogue/narration. The exception is videos that qualify as “trailers.”
13. Entries will be sent through an upload site such as DropBox, or through the AnimeMusicVideos.org catalog. With the exception of AnimeMusicVideos.org, one should not have to register or pay anything to be able to download a video. If we find it’s behind a
registration wall/paywall, we will ask for another link. If you do not provide one, you will be disqualified.

14. Entrants who knowingly attempt to circumvent these rules will have ALL of their submissions disqualified.

15. Videos will be accepted regardless of past victories in other contests, as long as they have been made between March 24th 2015 and March 24th 2016. NO ANTI-TROLLING RULE!

16. We reserve the right to reject any video for any reason whatsoever.

How to Enter:

Send your submissions to anime@cnu.edu with the subject line “AMV CONTEST ENTRY 2016.” If you do not submit it with that subject line, there is no guarantee we will enter it. Videos should contain either the studio name or the name you want to appear on the ballot, followed by a dash and a video title, like this: “Studio name – Video"
In your email, include a link to download your video, and a TEXT FILE (that means .txt)
containing the following:
Name (Please use your real name)
Video Title
Source Anime
Song Used
Song Artist
Category desired (we reserve the right to change this)
Email (again, this is in case we have to contact you. We will not give away your email for any
reason).
Address.
Are you attending the con? (Y/N).
We will email you when we have received and tested your entry to play on our system. The later you send your entry, the later we will get back to you. If you send at the last minute, you will NOT receive confirmation until after the deadline has passed, and there may not be time to resubmit if something goes wrong!

Contestants found to be falsifying information will be disqualified AND permanently banned from this contest.

Awards include first place in each category, Best in Show, and Coordinators choice.

Each category winner, along with Coordinators Choice, shall receive a $25 gift certificate to Amazon.com. No runner up prizes.
NOTE: PRIZES SHALL ONLY BE AWARDED TO UNITED STATES CITIZENS! .

If we receive too many entries to screen during our allotted time, finalists shall be determined by a panel of four judges, including myself. Judges shall be barred from voting in the final contest.
Entrees will be examined based on originality, editing skill, video/audio output quality, and entertainment value.

As stated above, if we do not receive at least 4 entries in a category, it will be merged with the next “nearest” category.
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Re: Kigacon 2016! March 1 Deadline, $25 Amazon Gift Card Prizes!

Post by TritioAFB » Sat Jan 30, 2016 11:43 pm

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Re: Kigacon 2016! March 1 Deadline, $25 Amazon Gift Card Prizes!

Post by SerenityAMV » Mon Feb 08, 2016 3:55 pm

Awesome! I entered!

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Re: Kigacon 2016! March 1 Deadline, $25 Amazon Gift Card Prizes!

Post by shorisquared » Fri Feb 12, 2016 10:15 am

Did you receive my entries and edit through the emails I sent? Thanks!
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Re: Kigacon 2016! March 1 Deadline, $25 Amazon Gift Card Prizes!

Post by Davis 51 » Mon Feb 29, 2016 12:27 am

shorisquared wrote:Did you receive my entries and edit through the emails I sent? Thanks!
Yes, I saw yours in the list.
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Re: Kigacon 2016! DEADLINE EXTENDED March 5 Deadline, $25 Amazon Gift Card Prizes!

Post by ProjectTwinsAMV » Mon Feb 29, 2016 9:44 pm

Is a 30 second commercial amv be ok or too short to be entered?
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Re: Kigacon 2016! DEADLINE EXTENDED March 5 Deadline, $25 Amazon Gift Card Prizes!

Post by BasharOfTheAges » Mon Feb 29, 2016 10:21 pm

Davis 51 wrote: NOTE: PRIZES SHALL ONLY BE AWARDED TO UNITED STATES CITIZENS!
Out of morbid curiosity, how exactly are you planning on requiring people to prove citizenship? On a related note: the fuck?
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Re: Kigacon 2016! DEADLINE EXTENDED March 5 Deadline, $25 Amazon Gift Card Prizes!

Post by Sephirothskr » Wed Mar 02, 2016 10:38 am

Submitted two. I think that should be good for now

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Re: Kigacon 2016! DEADLINE EXTENDED March 5 Deadline, $25 Amazon Gift Card Prizes!

Post by Davis 51 » Fri Mar 04, 2016 12:25 am

StephenMcC56 wrote:Is a 30 second commercial amv be ok or too short to be entered?
Yes. I meant it when I said this will be strictly enforced.
BasharOfTheAges wrote:
Davis 51 wrote: NOTE: PRIZES SHALL ONLY BE AWARDED TO UNITED STATES CITIZENS!
Out of morbid curiosity, how exactly are you planning on requiring people to prove citizenship?

I I don't know who you are. I don't know what you want. If you are looking for ransom, I can tell you I don't have money. But what I do have are a very particular set of skills, skills I have acquired over a very long career. Skills that make me a nightmare for people like you. If you provide your citizenship now, that'll be the end of it. I will not look for you, I will not pursue you. But if you don't, I will look for you, I will find you, and I will disqualify you.
BasharOfTheAges wrote:On a related note: the fuck?
It is a rule we were forced to implement by the con itself. I know, I know. That said, I have no way of actually knowing if you are a US Citizen in the first place. It is a rule we would only enforce if we have reasonable suspicion that you are not US Citizen. Of course, to gather such suspicion would require a lengthy investigation. :bear:
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Re: Kigacon 2016! DEADLINE EXTENDED March 5 Deadline, $25 Amazon Gift Card Prizes!

Post by Sephirothskr » Fri Mar 04, 2016 12:43 am

Davis 51 wrote:
StephenMcC56 wrote:Is a 30 second commercial amv be ok or too short to be entered?
Yes. I meant it when I said this will be strictly enforced.
BasharOfTheAges wrote:
Davis 51 wrote: NOTE: PRIZES SHALL ONLY BE AWARDED TO UNITED STATES CITIZENS!
Out of morbid curiosity, how exactly are you planning on requiring people to prove citizenship?

I I don't know who you are. I don't know what you want. If you are looking for ransom, I can tell you I don't have money. But what I do have are a very particular set of skills, skills I have acquired over a very long career. Skills that make me a nightmare for people like you. If you provide your citizenship now, that'll be the end of it. I will not look for you, I will not pursue you. But if you don't, I will look for you, I will find you, and I will disqualify you.
BasharOfTheAges wrote:On a related note: the fuck?
It is a rule we were forced to implement by the con itself. I know, I know. That said, I have no way of actually knowing if you are a US Citizen in the first place. It is a rule we would only enforce if we have reasonable suspicion that you are not US Citizen. Of course, to gather such suspicion would require a lengthy investigation. :bear:

I sent my amvs in, but don't see my name on the list. Did you receive them?

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Re: Kigacon 2016! <24 HOURS LEFT! March 5 Deadline, $25 Amazon Gift Card Prizes!

Post by AMV Strat » Fri Mar 04, 2016 7:57 am

I sent you the info, did you see it?

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Re: Kigacon 2016! <24 HOURS LEFT! March 5 Deadline, $25 Amazon Gift Card Prizes!

Post by Davis 51 » Sat Mar 05, 2016 8:28 am

Sephirothskr, AMV Strat,

I will specifically look for your AMVs when I go through the list today. Given thqt you contacted me before the deadline, If I don't find them, I will PM you and give you a chance to submit.
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Re: Kigacon 2016! DEADLINE OVER!

Post by Davis 51 » Sat Mar 05, 2016 11:02 am

Sephirothskr, AMV Strat,

I see your files there. Don't worry. I am still downloading submissions, so I won't update the top of the thread until I have them all.
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Re: Kigacon 2016! DEADLINE OVER!

Post by StarTrinity009 » Sat Mar 05, 2016 1:48 pm

Davis 51 wrote:Friday March 5th, 2016, 11:59:59 has passed.
Hey guys, I'm confused. You say that your deadline is passed, but today is still Saturday, March 5th, 2016. Yesterday was the 4th. Also, a timezone or AM or PM was not specified, so I was thinking that the deadline was Saturday, March 5th, 2016 11:59:59PM EST (following the format of most other contests). I would still like to enter your contest, so let me know if you are willing to grant an exception based off of this information. If not, please specify these details more clearly next time. :up:

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Re: Kigacon 2016! DEADLINE OVER!

Post by Davis 51 » Sat Mar 05, 2016 1:49 pm

StarTrinity009 wrote:
Davis 51 wrote:Friday March 5th, 2016, 11:59:59 has passed.
Hey guys, I'm confused. You say that your deadline is passed, but today is still Saturday, March 5th, 2016. Yesterday was the 4th. Also, a timezone or AM or PM was not specified, so I was thinking that the deadline was Saturday, March 5th, 2016 11:59:59PM EST (following the format of most other contests). I would still like to enter your contest, so let me know if you are willing to grant an exception based off of this information. If not, please specify these details more clearly next time. :up:
You are right. As this is my mistake, I will resolve this in favor of the AMV creator.

Deadline extended until Midnight Tonight.
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